Winter X Games and New Goggles

Yesterday the first round of athletes were announced for the Winter X Games next year, it’s way off at the end of January (23rd-25th) but there are another two rounds of announcements to go before we see the full list so it just gives us an idea of how it is going to look. These are the announcement dates:

First Round

November 17th, 2014

8 of the 16 available spots for Men’s Slopestyle.
8 of the 16 available spots for Men’s Halfpipe.
4 of the 8 available spots for Women’s Slopestyle.
4 of the 8 available spots for Women’s Halfpipe.
6 of the 10 available spots for Men’s Big Air.

Second Round

January 3rd, 2015

6 of the remaining 8 spots for Men’s Slopestyle + 2 alternates.
6 of the remaining 8 spots for Men’s Halfpipe + 1 alternate.
3 of the remaining 4 spots for Women’s Slopestyle + 1 alternate.
3 of the remaining 4 spots for Women’s Halfpipe + 1 alternate.
The 4 remaining spots for Men’s Big Air + 2 alternates.

Third Round

January 13th, 2015

The 2 remaining spots for Men’s Slopestyle.
The 2 remaining spots for Men’s Halfpipe.
The 1 remaining spot for Women’s Slopestyle.
The 1 remaining spot for Women’s Halfpipe.

If you want the details on how they select who is invited head over to Pathway to X Games on the AFP site.

So the announcements were:

Men Ski Superpipe

Aaron Blunck
Lyman Currier
Simon D’Artois
Alex Ferreira
Gus Kenworthy
Mike Riddle
Kevin Rolland
David Wise

Women’s Ski Superpipe

Maddie Bowman
Roz Groenewoud
Marie Martinod
Brita Sigourney

Men’s Ski Slopestyle

Alex Beaulieu-Marchand
Bobby Brown
Joss Christensen
Nick Goepper
Gus Kenworthy
Evan McEachran
Jesper Tjader
McRae Williams

Women’s Ski Slopestyle

Dara Howell
Kim Lamarre
Kaya Turski
Maggie Voision

(Source: AFP World Tour)

This weekend is also the next event on the AFP World Tour calendar, the Stubai Jam over in Stubai, Austria! Hoping for a live stream but haven’t seen any mention of one yet. It is only a Bronze event so nothing huge but I have seen a lot of edits coming out of Stubai over the last few weeks with some big names over there so it could be interesting.

And finally I have ordered my goggles! Not getting new sunglasses until I sell the old ones so they shall have to wait. I am very annoyed though as the website has had the expected date as in the next day or two for ages (I think I have mentioned this before) and now they have turned round and said they won’t be in until 18th December, I fly to Austria on the 20th to ski so could do with them a little sooner. So I am not too happy about that, may buy a different lens colour and get the Jade Prizm lens later.

/IAN

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